New Power: How Power Works In Our Hyperconnected World--and How To Make It Work For You by Jeremy HeimansNew Power: How Power Works In Our Hyperconnected World--and How To Make It Work For You by Jeremy Heimans

New Power: How Power Works In Our Hyperconnected World--and How To Make It Work For You

byJeremy Heimans, Henry Timms

Hardcover | April 3, 2018

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From two influential and visionary thinkers comes a big idea that is changing the way movements catch fire and ideas spread in our highly connected world.

For the vast majority of human history, power has been held by the few. "Old power" is closed, inaccessible, and leader-driven. Once gained, it is jealously guarded, and the powerful spend it carefully, like currency. But the technological revolution of the past two decades has made possible a new form of power, one that operates differently, like a current. "New power" is made by many; it is open, participatory, often leaderless, and peer-driven. Like water or electricity, it is most forceful when it surges. The goal with new power is not to hoard it, but to channel it.
     New power is behind the rise of participatory communities like Facebook and YouTube, sharing services like Uber and Airbnb, and rapid-fire social movements like Brexit and #BlackLivesMatter. It explains the unlikely success of Barack Obama's 2008 campaign and the unlikelier victory of Donald Trump in 2016. And it gives ISIS its power to propagate its brand and distribute its violence. Even old power institutions like the Papacy, NASA, and LEGO have tapped into the strength of the crowd to stage improbable reinventions.
     In New Power, the business leaders/social visionaries Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms provide the tools for using new power to successfully spread an idea or lead a movement in the twenty-first century. Drawing on examples from business, politics, and social justice, they explain the new world we live in--a world where connectivity has made change shocking and swift and a world in which everyone expects to participate.
JEREMY HEIMANS is the co-founder and CEO of Purpose, a company specializing in building social movements. In 2005, he co-founded GetUp, an Australian political organization with more members than all of Australia's politicalparties combined. He was named one of Fast Company's Most Creative People in Business in 2012. HENRY TIMMS is exe...
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Title:New Power: How Power Works In Our Hyperconnected World--and How To Make It Work For YouFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.52 × 6.44 × 1.2 inPublished:April 3, 2018Publisher:Random House of CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0345816447

ISBN - 13:9780345816443

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“Every once in a while, a book opens up your mind. Like walking from a dark room into the sunshine. New Power did that for me. It has recalibrated my thinking. A must-read.” —Terry O’Reilly, author of This I Know“Viral-born digital communities are revolutionizing social movements—the speed and reach of our connected platforms has truly generated a New Power. Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms’s new book provides a thought-provoking roadmap for the conversations we need to have regarding how to use—and ultimately who has control of the channels of—this New Power. It’s an absolute must-read as we navigate this new world order.” —Kirstine Stewart, author of Our Turn“Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms’s book on new power could not be coming at a better time. With hyperconnectivity enabling new forms of leadership and mobilization, this book challenges all of us to think about the values we hold and how we can all be part of building a more open, equitable, and participatory world.” —Richard Branson   “The networked age has revolutionized the way the public engages with institutions and organizations. New Power is an essential and extremely insightful guide for anyone who wants to maximize the opportunities for progress and impact in today’s new tightly connected world.” —Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn and co-author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Alliance and The Startup of You   “The nature and use of power is changing rapidly, distributing broadly in unexpected channels. New Power provides the practical tools to help us all understand this shift. But it also draws out the big battle of our times—whether all this new power will end up being used for good or bad.” —Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist   “Social media is more than selfies and lolcats—it’s a powerful tool for transforming the world. This wonderful book shows how you can unleash that power.” —Kevin Ashton, author of How to Fly a Horse and coiner of the term “The Internet of Things”"New Power by Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms [is] a nifty guide to the twenty-first century that is genuinely new. Instead of one more catchy way of describing how the world works, they have written a manifesto for organising that world with more humanity and purpose.” —The National